This Weekend at LACMA: Chinese Paintings from Japanese Collections Debuts, Mother’s Day at the Museum, Cinematic Masterpieces, and More!

It’s mom’s special weekend. On Sunday celebrate Mother’s Day as a family at LACMA—our latest presentation, Chinese Paintings from Japanese Collections, opens to the public. Featuring nearly 40 masterpieces of the Tang, Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties, this is the first major exhibition in the United States to explore the story of Chinese paintings in Japan over the span of 600 years. Not only that, but most of the paintings in this show have never been displayed outside of Japan. Members have the benefit of seeing it first (and for free) on Friday and Saturday during Member Preview Days.

Traditionally attributed to Shike (active 10th century), Two Patriarchs Harmonizing their Minds, China, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century, Tokyo National Museum, Important Cultural Property

Traditionally attributed to Shike (active 10th century), Two Patriarchs Harmonizing Their Minds, China, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century, Tokyo National Museum, Important Cultural Property

While you’re here on Sunday, enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch at 12:30 pm or, if you’re a member, enjoy brunch and a special tour beginning at 10:30 am. Also, don’t miss out on Andell Family Sundays starting at 12:30 pm and Sundays Live at 6:30 pm with Young Musicians Foundation chamber ensembles in the Bing Theater.

Film aficionados flock to LACMA this weekend for the continuation of two special series. First on Friday, Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema showcases the best work from Polish filmmakers with Ashes and Diamonds at 7:30 pm and Night Train right after at 9:25 pm. Then on Saturday, The Essential Orson Welles series presents arguably the most well-known film of all time, Citizen Kane, at 7:30 pm.

Nearby, at our satellite gallery at MacArthur Park, visit Kaz Oshiro: Chasing Ghosts on Saturday from noon to 4:30 pm for a free Family Day event where children and parents can tour the gallery and participate in a hands-on art project. For more free fun, come to this week’s edition of Jazz at LACMA with Lesa Terry and Collective Spirit performing on Friday at 6 pm.

Emil Nolde, Dancer, 1913, the Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies, © Nolde Stiftung Seebüll, Germany

Emil Nolde, Dancer, 1913, the Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies, © Nolde Stiftung Seebüll, Germany

Lastly, around the museum, find world-class art in each and every medium you can imagine. Agnès Varda in Californialand explores the career of “the grandmother of the French New Wave” movement, Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible meditates on the nature of material and light, and Visions of the South looks at the artistic interpretation of the South and how it’s evolved over centuries. Enjoy your weekend!

Roberto Ayala

 

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